Montpelier, VT - The 100th anniversary of the Vermont Supreme Court Building is being commemorated with a special centennial celebration on Friday, May 18, 2018.
"Celebrating the Bench and Bar and Their Role in Preserving the Rule of Law" will take place on the front steps of the Vermont Supreme Court Building at 111 State Street in Montpelier. The ceremony, slated to begin at 3:00 pm, will include remarks by Chief Justice Paul Reiber, Governor Phil Scott, and Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe. Special recognition will be given to court representatives from each of Vermont's fourteen counties.
A reenactment of a 1918 oral argument involving the case of Dodge Brothers v. Central Vermont Railway Company will take place in the Supreme Court courtroom beginning at 4:15 pm. Guided courthouse tours will also be offered.
Montpelier lawyer and historian Paul Gillies has written an essay describing the history of the Vermont Supreme Court building, copies of which will be available in the lobby of the Supreme Court building. The essay can also be read at the link below:
The event is open to the public. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.